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Escola Anna Nery

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SILVA, Viviane Sales Freire; LIMA, Dalmo Valério Machado de  and  FULY, Patrícia dos Santos Claro. Tool for the performace of physical examination: contributing to nursing education. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.3, pp.514-522. ISSN 1414-8145.

The objective was to develop a proposal for an instrument to carry out physical examination of adults and elderly by nursing students. The proposed instrument was derived from analysis obtained by collecting data on physical examination by means of literature review and cross-mapping with the International Classification for Nursing Practice (CIPE) for addition, subtraction or fit with pre-existing terminology. The comparison between the versions showed that from 296 as described in the literature, only 66 (22,1%) were provided in the CIPE. The final version of the proposed instrument consists of items: name, age, bed, number of records, medical diagnosis, date of examination, hospital sector, items: level of consciousness and dependency, general condition, head and neck, chest , genitals, limbs and invasive devices , including subtitles and a guiding legend k related to skin changes at the end of the instrument. It is concluded that the final version is ready to be tested along with academics.

Keywords : Physical Examination; Nursing Process; Teaching.

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